02-04-2013

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CAR OVERTURNS IN ACCIDENT ON ROUTE 127

21 year-old Chea Reeves of Greenville was northbound on Route 127 near Mackay Lane, at 8:07 a.m. Saturday, when the 2008 GMC pickup Reeves was driving left the roadway to the right for unknown reasons, according to the Illinois State Police.  Reeves truck went through a ditch and into a field overturning several times.  Reeves was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital for treatment of injuries.  No other information has been released by the ISP. 


LOCAL SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE

The Illinois State Board of Education and Northern Illinois University recently recognized the Sorento and Pocahontas Schools for their outstanding academic progress and excellence.  Sorento School Principal Bill Carpenter said they were recognized as one of the 105 Spotlight Schools in Illinois.  To be a Spotlight School, at least 60% of the students must have met or exceeded the standards on both the Reading and Mathematics portions of the ISAT test for the previous year.  Principal Carpenter said it in addition to receiving the National Blue Ribbon School award in 2011, it is nice to be recognized by the state this year as well.

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STEAM SETS OFF FIRE ALARM AT GREENVILLE COLLEGE

Greenville Firefighters responded Friday, February 1, at 10:24 a.m., to a fire alarm at Burritt Hall on the Greenville College Campus. According to the fire report, steam released from the boiler set off the detector and there was no fire.  Firefighters were on the scene approximately ten minutes.


SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES WORK ACCIDENT WITH INJUIRES ON ROUTE 140

Bond County Sheriff’s Deputies and Bond County EMS responded Friday, at 11:48 a.m., to an accident on Route 140. According to the accident report, Martha Grossheim, age 62, of Ramsey, was westbound on Route 140 when her vehicle left the roadway to the north. She over-corrected and her car left the roadway to the south.  Grossheim's car traveled through a ditch, struck a tree, and came to rest in the ditch.  Bond County EMS took Grossheim to Greenville Regional Hospital. 

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ZONING BOARD SCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARING

The Greenville Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m., in the Greenville Municipal Building.  The purpose of the hearing is to consider a request by Joiner Investments for a variance to allow a 24’ x 30’ addition to a building on Harris Avenue.  For more information, call City Manager Dave Willey at 664-1644.

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MARSHALL MOLLET RETIRES FROM BRADFORD NATIONAL BANK BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marshall Mollet is retiring from the Bradford National Bank Board of Directors after 37 years of service.  A lifelong farmer, Marshall represented the areas substantial agricultural community.  Marshall has been involved with Bradford most of his life, remembering coming to the old bank on the square with his father when only about fifteen years old.  Bank President and Board Chairman Frank Joy said, “Marshall brought enthusiasm and community spirit to our board of directors and his guidance, wisdom, and commitment to excellence will be missed.  We wish him a happy, healthy retirement.”

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UNIT 2 HIRES TRACK COACH AND VAN DRIVER

Following a closed session at the recent Unit 2 Board of Education meeting, the board hired Harold File track coach for the 2012-2013 year and Kenneth Hartlieb AM/PM van driver for the remainder of this school year.


RECENT DONATION TO KC VETERANS TRIBUTE

The Veterans Tribute at Kaskaskia College is a unique, heartfelt monument to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Military.  Donations are currently being accepted and Mr. Bob Schuler of Centralia recently donated an additional $1,000.00 to the project.  Four inch by eight inch pavers are available for a $200.00 donation.  For more information or to make a donation, call Suzanne at 545-3069.

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OBITUARIES

Carroll R. Dothager

Carroll R. Dothager, age 70, of south of Mulberry Grove, passed away Friday, February 1 at his home.  Private funeral services are planned.  Memorials are suggested to the American Legion Post #1994 of Keyesport or to VFW Post #3862 of Vandalia.  The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleta L. Schuchmann    

Cleta L. Schuchmann, age 88, of Pocahontas, passed away Friday, February 1, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m., at the Meridith Funeral Home in Pocahontas.  Burial will be in Carlyle City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church in Pocahontas.

Gretchen A. Tibbetts

Gretchen A. Tibbetts, age 98, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, January 30 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m., at Meredith Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital, Latzer Library, or First Congregational Church.

Lila M. Shipley

Lila M. Shipley, age 93, of Hillsboro, formerly of Fillmore, passed away Thursday, January 31 at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Hillsboro.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, at 10:30 a.m., at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore.  Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery, about six miles south of Mulberry Grove on the Mulberry Grove Road.  Friends may call Monday, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Fillmore Baptist Church.

William M. Voegele, Jr.    

William M. Voegele, Jr., age 69, of Pinellas Park, Florida, formerly of Keyesport, passed away Sunday, February 3, at Bay Pines V. A. Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida.  Funeral services are incomplete at the Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle.


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